Toshiba Announces dynaPad, World’s Thinnest 2-in-1 Hybrid Notebook
Toshiba launched a new 2-in-1 Windows 10 machine today named the dynaPad. Considered the world’s thinnest and lightest hybrid, the dynaPad can serve as a laptop or a tablet and is only 6.9mm thin and weighing around 569g.
Part of the Toshiba dynaPad design remit was to “replicate the naturally comfortable feeling of handwriting with a pen and paper.” Thus it comes in B5 notebook size and a Wacom Active Electro-Static (AES) stylus is included.
The stylus is said to provide excellent accuracy and pressure sensitivity for natural writing, inking and sketching duties. Display palm resting rejection allows for natural hand positioning.
To help facilitate the users with the various features of the machine, Toshiba also ships a suite of applications such as TruNote, TruCapture and TruNote Share with the dynaPad to serve as tools for collection, organization and sharing of images, documents and other files. The apps are also designed to adapt accordingly for left or right hand users.
In terms of power, the dynaPad is definitely not a very powerful machine since it comes with an Intel Atom x5-Z8300 processor but I guess designing something this thin and lightweight has a cost.
The dynaPad is available to pre order now in Japan and is expected to ship in December, costing slightly above $1000. The dynaPad is expected to launch in US and Europe sometime in early 2016.
More details can be seen here (you will have to translate the site if if you can’t read Japanese).